President Biden’s “physique man” has determined to stop his White Home position after greater than three years of serving as Biden’s private assistant.
Stephen Goepfert will go away his present place on the finish of this week to take a brand new position with the Division of Transportation, the White Home confirmed Tuesday.
“From the marketing campaign to the White Home, Stephen Goepfert has been by my facet,” Biden stated in an announcement. “In moments huge, small, and extraordinary, he’s been a trusted and constant confidant who everybody counts on and who at all times delivers.
“Jill and I’ll miss Stephen, however we’re proud that he’ll proceed to serve the American folks in his new position within the Biden-Harris administration as he continues his profession in public service.”
Goepfert — the primary overtly homosexual presidential physique man — began working as Biden’s private aide in 2019 in the course of the presidential marketing campaign.
Previous to that position, Goepfert additionally labored in Biden’s circle when he was a senior adviser to the then-vice president’s chief of workers, Steve Ricchetti.
Goepfert is being changed by Jacob Spreyer, the official White Home receptionist.
His leaving the administration marks the newest in a string of exits throughout Biden’s staff, the vp’s workplace and the press workplace.
This summer season, the White Home press staff noticed a number of members — Mike Gwin, Vedant Patel and Amanda Finney — go away for different administration positions.
In Could, press secretary Jen Psaki additionally left, buying and selling within the briefing room for the MSNBC studio.
Moreover, communications director Kate Bedingfield was set to go away the administration to spend extra time together with her household — however in July, she abruptly introduced she wouldn’t be leaving the position.
Over the previous yr, Vice President Kamala Harris’ workplace has additionally seen greater than a dozen prime aides leaving. In the meantime, Biden has solely been topic to a couple, notably shedding senior communications director Mariel Saez in February.
In the meantime, greater than 20 African American staffers have reportedly departed the White Home since late final yr in an exodus dubbed “Blaxit.”
Regardless of considerations, the White Home has repeatedly disregarded the departures as a pure a part of the primary few years of any new administration.